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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Attorney General of [[Wisconsin]]''' is the chief legal officer for the state of [[Wisconsin]]. The [[Attorney General|attorney general]] provides legal advice and representation for all state agencies. The office of the attorney general is divided into five main offices: division of legal services, division of management services, division of criminal investigation, division of law enforcement services and office of crime victim services.  
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{{Wisconsin SEO infobox}}{{tnr}}The '''Attorney General of Wisconsin''' is an elected position in the [[Wyoming]] state government. The [[Attorney General|attorney general]] is the chief legal officer for the state, providing legal advice and representation for all state agencies.  
  
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==Current officeholder==
 
The current officeholder is [[J.B. Van Hollen]].
 
The current officeholder is [[J.B. Van Hollen]].
  
==Campaign finance==
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==Authority==
::''Main article: [[Campaign finance requirements for Wisconsin ballot measures]]''
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The Attorney General of [[Wisconsin]] is responsible for criminal prosecutions of the state's campaign finance laws.  The first step is to file a complaint with the [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]]. <ref name="complaint">[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=2431&locid=47 ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' Complaint Guide](See Pages 1-3)</ref>  It is up to the Executive Director and the Staff Attorneys on the GAB to determine if there is enough probable cause to move forward any investigation.  The Government Accountability Board is responsible for prosecuting all civil violations under the law. <ref name="complaint"/>
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==Qualifications==
  
==Electoral history==
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==Elections==
===2006===
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{{Election results boxtop
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|title=2006 Race for Attorney General - [[Republican]] Primary <ref>[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=9595&locid=47 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - 2006 Republican Primary Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|R|winner= {{Approved}}|candidatename=[[J.B. Van Hollen]]|percentage=59.4%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Paul Bucher|percentage=40.6%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=250,514}}
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{{Election results boxtop
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==Vacancies==
|title=2006 Race for Attorney General - General Election <ref>[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=10019&locid=47 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - 2006 General Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|R|winner= {{Approved}}|candidatename=[[J.B. Van Hollen]]|percentage=50.2%}}
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{{Election results box|D|candidatename=Kathleen Falk|percentage=49.7%}}
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{{Election results box|Write-In|candidatename=|percentage=0.1%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=2,124,467}}
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===2010===
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==Duties==
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin Attorney General election, 2010]]''
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====General Election====
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==Divisions of the office==
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The office of the attorney general is divided into five main divisions:  
|title=2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election <ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/2010%20Fall%20General%20-%20Statewide%20Offices%20County-by-County.pdf Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - 2010 General Election Results]</ref>
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*Legal services
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*Management services
{{Election results box|R|winner= {{Approved}}|candidatename=[[J.B. Van Hollen]]|percentage=57.8%}}
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*Criminal investigation
{{Election results box|D|candidatename=[[Scott Hassett]]|percentage=42.2%}}
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*Law enforcement services
{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=2,112,390}}
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*Office of crime victim services
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==Compensation==
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==Former officeholders==
  
 
==Contact Information==
 
==Contact Information==
'''Capitol Address:'''<br>
 
 
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Wisconsin Department of Justice<br>
 
P.O. Box 7857<br>
 
Madison, WI 53707-7857<br>
 
 
'''Phone:''' (608) 266-1221<br>
 
'''Fax:''' (608) 267-2779
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.doj.state.wi.us/ag/ ''Office of the Wisconsin Attorney General'']
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*[http://www.doj.state.wi.us/ag/ Office of the Wisconsin Attorney General]
*[http://www.doj.state.wi.us/ag/history.asp ''History of the office of the Wisconsin Attorney General'']
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*[http://www.doj.state.wi.us/ag/history.asp History of the office of the Wisconsin Attorney General]
*[http://www.doj.state.wi.us/ag/wi-ags.asp ''List of Wisconsin Attorneys General'']
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*[http://www.doj.state.wi.us/site/doj_orgchart.asp Organization of the office of the Wisconsin Attorney General]
*[http://www.doj.state.wi.us/site/doj_orgchart.asp ''Organization of the office of the Wisconsin Attorney General'']
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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{{campaign finance laws}}
 
 
{{State attorneys general}}
 
{{State attorneys general}}
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{{State executive offices}}
 
{{Wisconsin}}
 
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[[Category:Wisconsin]]
 
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[[Category:State Attorneys General]]
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[[Category:Wisconsin state executive offices]]
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[[Category:Offices of the American attorneys general]]

Revision as of 11:51, 25 August 2011

Wisconsin

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The Attorney General of Wisconsin is an elected position in the Wyoming state government. The attorney general is the chief legal officer for the state, providing legal advice and representation for all state agencies.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is J.B. Van Hollen.

Authority

Qualifications

Elections

Vacancies

Duties

Divisions of the office

The office of the attorney general is divided into five main divisions:

  • Legal services
  • Management services
  • Criminal investigation
  • Law enforcement services
  • Office of crime victim services

Compensation

Former officeholders

Contact Information

Wisconsin

See also

External links

References